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Windstream Reviews

Updated February 11, 2019
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Windstream President and CEO Tony Thomas
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance is great depending on your manager and" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Great people, innovative leadership, good work/life balance" (in 55 reviews)

Cons
  • "Many of upper management comes from Earthlink a failing company that Windstream purchased" (in 66 reviews)

  • "Employees with little to no work ethic could carve out a low effort niche for themselves and artificially inflate their worth" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Enterprise Senior Account Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Windstream full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible to build territory playing to your strengths, especially in verticals and enterprise accounts. Offers hot new offers and even new markets like retail. Excellent recruiting and awesome new hire program. They care!

    Cons

    Too new, have not really found any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the support, it feels great to have their full attention on all opporutnies we need them for.

    Windstream Response

    Nov 1, 2018 – Windstream-TA Team

    Success is what we all strive for and we are glad you are finding that with Windstream. We thank you for your review and look forward to you continuing to be part of our success.


  2. "Legal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Windstream full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, innovative leadership, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Have not found any yet.

  3. "Good entry level job"

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    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Windstream full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Shared Good Knowledge of a networking domain.

    Cons

    There is nothing negative about it.


  4. "Blah"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Windstream full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good People to work with

    Cons

    No raises for regular employees

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people

    Windstream Response

    Feb 12, 2019

    Thank you for writing your review. Windstream is committed to offering attractive compensation and benefits to attract and retain talent. Our overall compensation framework, which includes a merit... More


  5. "Not exactly a cutting-edge company"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Windstream full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    PTO, pet insurance offered, my commute

    Cons

    Management, especially middle manager heavy.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Could have had a better ending"

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    Former Employee - Nick Burns Your Company's Computer Guy
    Former Employee - Nick Burns Your Company's Computer Guy
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Windstream full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay was good. Benefits we're ok.

    Cons

    20+ years of service and just a conference call to end it.

    Advice to Management

    Give people the opportunity to find another job within the company before just sending them to the house. I would have worked for less money to stay on.


  7. "2 out of 5 Stars- Do not recommend."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Windstream full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Talented co-workers. Offers lots of opportunity for training and educational development. Flexible work hours with work from home possibilities. 401K match.

    Cons

    The company no longer offers any type of annual merit/cost of living raises for salaried employees. Opportunity for internal promotion and advancement is very limited and not typically encouraged by direct managers.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage internal promotions. Bring back raises. Show all employees their contributions matter by paying them what they are worth based on experience, performance and the current market rates.

    Windstream Response

    Feb 12, 2019

    Thank you for writing your review. Windstream is committed to offering attractive compensation and benefits to attract and retain talent. Our overall compensation framework, which includes a merit... More

  8. "Promotions are few"

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    Current Employee - Site Ops Tech in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Site Ops Tech in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Windstream full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and co-workers/ you get floating holidays and time and half for working the holidays

    Cons

    Long Hours and low pay


  9. "Great Place to Work and With Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Windstream full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people, flexibility, benefits, learning environment, the leadership

    Cons

    when reduction in force occurs, salaries sometimes not in line

    Advice to Management

    Is to always listen to your people or they will not speak a potential good idea


  10. "Great Place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Account Director in Addison, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Windstream full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Surprising management support all the way up to CEO.

    Cons

    surprisingly No Cons so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the support